Winobee: HalloWINE Special

October 26, 2011 in Drinks, News

Broke, Flush, Loaded: HalloWINE Down

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October 2011

The end of October is just around the corner and that means an adult trick or treat is in order! This week on Broke Flush Loaded we’re bringing you HalloWines – that’s right wines under $25, $15 and $10 that pair well with, well, big kid chocolates!

But before we get started, we want to offer up a great tip to help guide you in your bittersweet adventure. It’s as simple as this – when considering a dark chocolate and wine pairing keep Cabernet Sauvignon as a frontrunner on your list. Cabs have the capacity to bring a dark chocolate up a notch with their slightly bitter, often roasted nuances.

Now that you’ve got that in your toolbox, let’s talk Cabernet and chocolate…

Broke: 2009 Entwine Cabernet Sauvignon



Food Network and America’s oldest continuously-operated family-owned winery, Wente Vineyards (Livermore, CA) recently teamed up to create Entwine, an amazing set of food-friendly wines that can be sipped alone or deliciously paired. This Cabernet is special – its like licking raspberry jam off the back of a spoon and when you team it with Ghiaradelli’s Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Squares you’ll awaken all your senses!

Where to Buy:

Cost: $10-12


Flush: 2009 Sivas-Sonoma Cabernet


This fruit-forward Sivas-Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon offers amazing blackberry and blue fruit flavors with undertones of cinnamon and vanilla that compliment Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate Hazelnut & Currant chocolate bar like no other. There will be no Halloween treat trading with this spooktacular combination!

Where to Buy:

Cost: $16


Loaded: 2009 Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet


As if it’s possible to improve upon the already incredible dark chocolate truffle, we can with a little bit of wine! Try teaming your Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles with Sebastiani’s 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet from Sonoma, CA. Its rich black tea and blueberry notes and sandalwood nose stand up to chocolates made with darker cocoa and will set you up for a wickedly awesome night.

Where to Buy: Prime Wines

Cost: $22